Chief Financial Officer – Business Manager
Under the direction of the Superintendent, The Business Manager serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Regional School District No.1. The Business Manager is an integral part of the Regional School Service Center (RSSC) Team, assisting the District schools in meeting their educational aims through the lens of financial leadership and effective resource management.
The Business Manager promotes the highest standards of business ethos within the administrative function of the school. They also assists in the planning and managing in accordance with the Strategic Plan for School Improvement.
Additional responsibilities of the Business Manager within Regional School District No.1 include management of premises, staff, regional construction projects, marketing, payroll/ benefits, and health/safety matters. They also participate in Contract Negotiations for both Certified and Non-Certified Staff.
The Business Manager oversees the efficient use of school resources, including insurance and other staff benefits; cleaning contracts, and money saving opportunities for region wide resources.
The Business Manager also oversees Human Resources for all non-certified staff within the district.
The Business Office serves all seven of the schools within Regional School District No.1.
Sam Herrick – Business Manager
Sam graduated from University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Financial Services from RPI. Sam holds a CT School Business Administration Certification (085).
Prior to his role as the Region One Business Manager, Sam worked in the private banking industry. In 1995, Sam began his transition to Public School Finance at Newington Public Schools as an Assistant Business Manager. In 1998, Sam became the Business Manager of Regional School District No.1.
Sam has given back to his local community through the coaching of youth sports, sitting as President of various Booster Clubs, and leading fundraising efforts. He also served as the Treasurer of the Salisbury Rotary Club.
Outside of the Region One Business Office, Sam enjoys hiking, cycling, and other outdoor adventures. He is a proud father of his three children: Hannah, Caitlyn, and Graham.
Business Office Staff
Sam Herrick – Business Manager (x1303)
Rita Limbos – Business Office Operations Specialist (x1308)
Christine Olownia – Payroll and Benefits Specialist (x1309)
Sara Woloszyn – Executive Secretary to the Business Office (x1307)